[09/18/16 - 08:29 AM]
Florida State at Louisville Delivers on ABC and ESPN's Streaming
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, September 17.

[via press release from ESPN]

Florida State at Louisville Delivers on ABC and ESPN's Streaming

· Second-Highest Overnight of College Football's Week 3 Across All Networks

· ESPN's Networks Second-Best September Noon Kickoff Overnight on Record

· A Top 5 Streamed Regular Season Game Ever for ESPN

· Louisville Market Sets New Local Record

College football's first top 10 matchup of the season - No. 2 Florida State at No. 10 Louisville at noon ET -- delivered an impressive 4.5 overnight on ABC, the second-highest overnight in week 3 across all networks. Additionally, ESPN's stream of the Cardinals' 63-20 win had an average minute audience of 158,000 viewers and a total of 679,000 unique viewers, becoming a top 5 streamed regular season game ever for ESPN. Additional highlights:

· The 4.5 overnight is the second-best September noon kickoff game on ESPN's networks on record* and the best in 11 years.

ESPN's Networks Top 3 September Noon Kickoff Games on Record*

Rank Overnight Game Date Network

1. 5.0 Notre Dame at Michigan September 10, 2005 ABC

2. 4.5 Florida State at Louisville September 17, 2016 ABC

3. 3.7 Florida at Miami September 7, 2013 ESPN

· Louisville with a 28.6 local rating, the market's best ever for a regular season game on ESPN's networks on record*, surpassing Louisville at Kentucky on September 14, 2013 (26.0 rating).

· Additionally, Louisville was the highest-rated market for the game:

Florida State at Louisville Top 5 Markets
Rank Rating Market
1 Louisville 28.6
2 Birmingham 13.3
3 Jacksonville 12.8
4 Columbus 9.4
5 Atlanta 8.7

*Overnight records date back to 2004 for ABC and 2000 for ESPN and ESPN2

Please note: ESPN streaming data is preliminary and final data will be available this week

  [september 2016]  


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